Six years ago, the world witnessed an extraordinary act of friendship when Selena Gomez received a life-saving kidney transplant from her colleague and dear friend, Francia Raísa. However, behind the scenes, their once-tight bond has seemingly unraveled, leaving questions and speculations in its wake.
Clashing Priorities and a Fractured Bond
In a recent revelation, Francia Raísa's father shed light on the strained relationship between his daughter and Selena Gomez, hinting at a clash of priorities that contributed to their falling out.
Renán Almendárez Coello, speaking on "Primer Impacto" last November, hinted that Gomez's behavior after the transplant had created a rift between the two women: "Love, money, and fame change the whole world, including Selena." Almendárez Coello's remarks alluded to the notion that Gomez's newfound lifestyle had affected their friendship, raising concerns about her alleged drinking habits.
When asked if the fallout was linked to Gomez's drinking, he responded, "There's a difference when Selena is drinking. Francia told Selena that she didn't give her the kidney so she could go out and drink." It is important to recall that in 2017, Francia Raísa selflessly donated one of her kidneys to Selena Gomez, who was battling lupus.
At the time, Gomez expressed her gratitude on Instagram, stating, "There aren't words to describe how I can possibly thank my beautiful friend Francia Raísa. She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me.
I am incredibly blessed. I love you so much sis."
Unveiling the Fallout: An Unexpected Revelation
However, cracks in their friendship became apparent last year when Gomez made a comment about Taylor Swift being her "only friend in the industry." Speaking to Rolling Stone, she shared, "I never fit in with a cool group of girls that were celebrities.
My only friend in the industry really is Taylor [Swift], so I remember feeling like I didn't belong." Raísa's response was a brief yet intriguing Instagram comment of "Interesting," swiftly deleted afterward. As rumors of a feud between the two women circulated, Selena Gomez's team has remained silent regarding the claims made by Francia Raísa's father.
Reports suggest that Raísa has unfollowed Gomez on Instagram, further fueling speculations about the true state of their relationship. During an interview, when asked if everything was alright between them, Raísa evaded the question, choosing instead to focus on the present moment.
With a smirk, she redirected the conversation, saying, "Sunday is so fun, it's a day of rest. I'm Francia, and I'm hanging out with my dog." By skillfully sidestepping the inquiry, Raísa cleverly avoided addressing the subject of Selena Gomez directly.
Moreover, when pressed about whether she still maintains contact with Gomez, Francia Raísa seemingly took another jab at the singer, emphasizing the beauty of the day and the contrasting weather between Los Angeles and her recent snowy experiences.